Diddy’s Newest Name Change Infuriates WWE Fans

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After Sean Combs announced his newest name change, Bruce Prichard, as Brother Love on right, responded. (Steve Granitz/WireImage/”The Brother Love Show” screenshot)

Sean “Diddy” Combs isn’t Diddy anymore. The rapper announced Saturday, Nov. 4 that he will no longer answer to any other name aside from Love or Brother Love. And WWE fans are riled up, saying the persona has already been taken.

“I decided to change my name again,” Diddy says in a clip posted to Twitter on his 48th birthday. “I’m just not who I [was] before. I’m something different. So my new name is Love aka Brother Love. I will not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love.”

Supporters of the wrestling organization say the moniker has already been branded by wrestling personality Bruce Prichard in the 1980s-1990s. Prichard was a manager of WWE promotion and performed his duties as the red-faced televangelist preacher-type Brother Love.

One Twitter user tried to challenge Diddy’s penchant for discovering new talent and was quickly called out.

Soon, Pritchard himself chimed in, telling the artist formerly known as Diddy to back off. He also warned him to “Remember North Carolina,” the meaning of which is unclear.


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 A debate emerged over Combs’ use of the Brother Love name, with one user relating it to the rapper “stealing” other artists’ songs. In reality, however, the man who has been known as Puffy, P. Diddy and Sean John, has always used samples, a hallmark of hip hop.

 

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